January 10, 2009

Sweet Rice Pudding with Ginger - helps reduce inflammation

Sweet Rice Pudding with Ginger
Submitted By: Christy Morgan

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Serving Size: 5-7 Servings

Countless studies have shown that ginger holds incredible health benefits. These include relief from upset stomachs, menstrual cramps or morning sickness, treating the common cold and headaches, stimulating circulation, and lowering LDL cholesterol. This Ginger Rice Pudding using brown rice instead of white for more added health benefits and maple syrup instead of white sugar.

Ginger has been shown to help those who have rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-flammatory compounds called gingerols. Two studies showed that those who eat ginger regularly see improved mobility and reduction in pain and/or swelling.

1 cup long-grain brown rice, washed
Pinch of sea salt
2 cups filtered water
1 can light coconut milk (about 2 cups)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup raisins
Dash of cinnamon

Pressure Cooking Method:
Place all ingredients except cinnamon in a pressure cooker. Lock lid and bring to pressure over medium flame. When up to pressure cook for 30 minutes. Turn off flame, let it come down from pressure, open and stir in cinnamon.

Boiling Method:
Place all ingredients except cinnamon in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is cooked but not dried out.

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